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Houston Rockets reportedly gets 2013 All-Star game

Toyota Center September 2010 (photo by Ed Uthman of Houston Texas via wikipedia commons)

It seems like Houston, Texas will be the host of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in 2013.

According to internet, Radio and TV news reports and one hotel in the Houston area, the Hilton Americas, the game and events will be in February of 2013.

The Hilton Americas hotel is across the street from the Houston Rockets home, the Toyota Center.

The Toyota Center also hosted the event in 2006.

The Astrodome hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1989.

The Toyota Center opened in 2003, holds 18,043 for basketball and is also the home of the AHL team, the Houston Aeros.

There has been no word of a confirmation from the NBA and the Rockets as of yet.


Info compiled from internet, Radio & TV news


Fire beats Crew with stoppage time goal, 1-0

Cristian Nazarit (courtesy of MLS)

The Chicago Fire came to Columbus Crew Stadium on Sunday afternoon just hoping to get out of town with a least a tie. After all, they hadn’t won in Columbus, Ohio since 2007 and hadn’t won a game in their previous 11 games.

The law of averages had something better in mind for the Fire.
Chicago’s Cristian Nazarit scored in second-half stoppage time, barely 10 minutes after entering the match off the bench, as the underdog Fire pulled a stunner, beating the Columbus Crew who had not lost at home all season, 1-0.
The Fire ended an 0-4-7 streak and became the first team in 13 games to outshoot the Crew (18-8).
Orr Barouch, another substitute off the bench, set up the game-winning play by taking the ball down the right side of the box that let to a shot into traffic. Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer made the save but Nazarit, was there for the rebound shot.
The Crew drops to 4-4-6 on the season.
Early in the game, the Crew was the aggressor, getting many chances to score, but could not finish their opportunities.
The Crew will travel to the space city of Houston, Texas to take on the Dynamo for the first intra-conference match between the two teams on Saturday June 18. The Dynamo was moved to the Eastern Conference for the 2011 season with the arrival of the two newest expansion teams, Portland and Vancouver being added to the Western Conference.


Indy 500 legend Foyt honored May 28 at IMS


The legendary first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, A. J. Foyt, was honored on Saturday, May 28 during “A. J. Foyt Day” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year (2011), marks the 50th anniversary of Foyt’s first Indy victory, in 1961. Foyt also won as a driver in 1964, 1967 and 1977 and as a team owner in 1999 with Kenny Brack behind the wheel.

A. J. Foyt with Darren Manning at May 2007 Indy 500 (photo by Drdisque via wikipedia commons)

A native of Houston, Texas, Foyt has participated in the Indianapolis 500 as a driver or owner for an unprecedented 54 consecutive years. He made a record 35 consecutive starts as a driver from 1958-1992.

Video highlights of Foyt’s career were aired on the video boards located around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the day on Saturday.



Info courtesy of INDYCAR news

Texas Bowl has first sponsor in its history


Reliant Stadium in Houston (photo by WhisperToMe via wikipedia commons)

The Texas Bowl in Houston finally has a title sponsor in Meineke Car Care.

The title sponsorship is the first for the Texas Bowl which is 5-years-old.

Meineke previously was the sponsor of a bowl game in Charlotte, North Carolina, where its corporate headquarters is located. Sam Meineke of Houston founded the company over 39 years ago.

Meineke, one of the top auto service companies in the nation, has a three-year deal with ESPN Regional TV. The Texas Bowl matches a Big 12 team against a member of the Big Ten in December at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.


compiled from Meineke news, Texas Bowl & Radio & TV news

UConn beats Butler in NCAA Final with defensive effort, 53-41


(courtesy of UConn athletics)(courtesy of NCAA via wikipedia commons)

Neither UConn or Butler lit up the scoreboard, shot the ball well or played a perfect game, but the team that played the best defense, won the game.

The Huskies won 53-41 in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, one of the worst national championship game’s of all-time.

Kemba Walker finished with 16 points for the Huskies (32-9), who won their 11th straight game since closing the regular season with a 9-9 Big East record that no one thought they’d even get past the first round of the tournament.

UConn head coach Jim Calhoun at 68-years-old, became the oldest coach to win the national championship and joined the likes of John Wooden, Adolph Rupp, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as only the fifth coach to win three NCAA titles.

(courtesy of NCAA via wikipedia commons)

Connecticut using their height and shot-blocking ability, intimidated Butler into missing several inside shots. They outscored the Bulldogs (28-10) 26-2 in the paint. Butler, from the mid-major conference, The Horizon League, were playing in their second straight title game, went a whopping 13 minutes, 26 seconds in the second half making just one field goal. Kind of mind-boggling for a good shooting, perimeter team.

Before their shooting went by the wayside, Butler was leading 25-19 and it became an insurmountable deficit of 41-28.

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